Daily Reflections

A Rich Welcome

February 22, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly provided for you. —2 Peter 1:11

Every time someone falls into sin as a pattern of life or doctrinal error, you can be sure it is because they have not been diligent in nurturing and cultivating their faith. But Peter says that if you supplement your faith with the seven qualities in 2 Peter 1:5–7, “you will never stumble” (v. 10). Then when you get to the end of the race, you’ll receive a rich welcome into the kingdom of Christ (v. 11).

Some days I want to give up fighting against sin (both mine and others) and just coast spiritually. But what motivates me to continue is the realization that if I grow in grace and in these qualities, God will keep me in the race. He’ll keep me faithful.

If I press on, the day will come when I stand before the Lord and am richly welcomed. I will be given an abundant entrance into the kingdom of Jesus Christ.

Make it Personal

What helps to motivate you to keep going as you grow your faith and pursue a deeper relationship with Christ?